Endangered Birdwatching Travel Services Santa Rosa CA

Local resource for endangered birdwatching travel services in Santa Rosa, CA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to endangered birdwatching travel services, aviary travel services, holiday travel services, and vacation travel agents, as well as advice and content on birdwatching, endangered birds, and bird identification.

Vivian Russell
(707) 525-0550
1967 Evelyn Dr
Santa Rosa, CA
Agency
Vivian V. Russell Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Southeast Asia, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Educational, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Reunions, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.vivtravel.com

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Larry Martin
(707) 526-2922
707 A 4Th St
Santa Rosa, CA
Agency
H.M.S. Travel Group
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.hmstravel.com

Data Provided By:
Barbara Stuart
(707) 996-6684
Po Box 2132
Glen Ellen, CA
Agency
Kenwood Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Peggy Smith
(707) 766-7005
720 Southpoint Boulevard
Petaluma, CA
Agency
Red Chair Events
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.redchairevents.com

Data Provided By:
Cyndi Welter
(707) 765-9963
Po Box 7323
Petaluma, CA
Agency
Maui A Place Apart
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.mauiaplaceapart.com

Data Provided By:
Stormy Knight
(707) 575-7591
3465 Happy Valley Ct
Santa Rosa, CA
Agency
Bargain Travel.Com
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.bargaintravel.com

Data Provided By:
Regina Falcone
(707) 586-4030
159 B Cascade Ct
Rohnert Park, CA
Agency
TravelPays Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.innovativetravelusa.com

Data Provided By:
Cindy Nugent
(707) 782-9868
11 5Th St Ste 101
Petaluma, CA
Agency
Boarding Pass, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.boardingpassinc.com

Data Provided By:
Pamela Hilt
(707) 794-0722
40 Fourth St Ste
Petaluma, CA
Agency
The Contrada Corporation
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.tuscanytours.com

Data Provided By:
Susan Tanzman
(310) 390-7685
3415 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 100A
Los Angeles, CA
Agency
Martin's Travel & Tours, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Spa / Fitness, Student / Youth
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Rare Bird Focus

Rare Bird Focus: The Endangered Kirtland's Warbler

The endangered Kirtland's warbler is one of the rarest members of the wood warbler (Parulidae) family. It is a fascinating bird for a few reasons: First, it nests in just a few counties in Michigan's northern Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Also, it is closely tied to a narrow and distinctive habitat of young jack pine barrens where it conceals its nest in the lush understory. It has been on the endangered species list since 1967. You can view a profile of this species on our site .

In the 1950's and 1960's, Kirtland's warbler numbers dropped precipitously, but in recent years habitat management has led to a promising increase in the number of singing males. Management efforts have focused on habitat improvements and control of the local brown-headed cowbird population. Cowbirds are brood parasites, which means they lay their eggs in other species' nests and shift the burden of parental care onto the host species. This strategy, while good for cowbirds, has had a devastating effect on the breeding success of other species.

Prescribed fire burns have been used to regenerate forests of young jack pines, which require fire to open their cones and spread their seeds. This, in combination with brown-headed cowbird control projects (led by the United States Forest Service and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Audubon Society), have resulted in an increase of the number of singing males from just a few hundred in the late 1980s to a total of 1,341 males, according to the 2004 annual breeding census. The Kirtland's warbler will remain on the endangered species list until at least 1,000 nesting pairs are documented.

In spring, Kirtland's warblers migrate from the Bahamas to northern Michigan. Fortunately, a specially appointed Kirtland's Warbler Recovery Team has a collaborative working relationship with Baha...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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